Hylotelephium telephium (L.) H.Ohba  
Family: Crassulaceae
live-forever, witch's-moneybags
[Sedum purpureum (L.) Schult., Sedum telephium L., Sedum telephium subsp. purpureum L., Sedum telephium subsp. telephium , Sedum telephium var. purpureum L., Sedum triphyllum (Haw.) S.F.Gray]
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Robert H. Read  
Etymology: Sedum: from Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, succulent; stems tufted, unbranched
Leaves: alternate or opposite, mostly elliptical, flat, often with course teeth
Flowers: white to pink drying to a rusty brown, 5-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence a 1 1/2"- 4" rounded, many-branched cluster, the branches slightly winged; blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: dry; in rocky soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - persisting and spreading
Hylotelephium telephium image
Merel R. Black  
Hylotelephium telephium image
Botancial Illustration  
Hylotelephium telephium image
Merel R. Black  
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Kurt Stüber  
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